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This kids’ craft table has a bucket in the center to store art supplies and two secret cubbies underneath for books or small toys. Using store-bought turned legs, this farmhouse-style table is the perfect little workspace for your wee ones to create their masterpieces or ace that pop quiz!

Difficulty easy

Tools

Kreg Tools

Other Tools

  • Circular Saw (cordless)
    Circular Saw (cordless)
  • Jigsaw
    Jigsaw
  • Square
    Square
  • Tape Measure
    Tape Measure
  • Drill (cordless)
    Drill (cordless)
  • Nail Gun
    Nail Gun
  • Sander
    Sander

Materials

Wood Products

  • 4 Part #1240 , Osborne Wood Farm End Table Legs , 21" x 2-1/2"
  • 1 Board , 1x4 , 96"
  • 1 Board , 1x3 , 96"
  • 1 Plywood , 3/4" Thick , Half Sheet
  • 2 Board , 1x2 , 96"

Hardware & Supplies

  • 1 1-1/4" Pocket Hole Screws
  • 1 1-1/4" Brad Nails
  • 1 Wood Glue

Cut List & Parts

  • 2 Long Aprons , 3/4" x 3-1/2" x 41"
  • 4 Turned Legs , 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" x 21"
  • 2 Short Aprons , 3/4" x 2-1/2" x 17"
  • 2 Cubby Bottoms , 3/4" x 19" x 8"
  • 1 Top , 3/4" x 48" x 24"
  • 2 Table Top Trim , 3/4" x 1-1/2" x 49-1/2"
  • 2 Table Top Trim , 3/4" x 1-1/2" x 25-1/2"
  • 2 Cubby Backs , 3/4" x 2-1/2" x 19"

Directions

  • Attach the Long Aprons

    Drill 3/4" pocket holes facing up and out into the long aprons. Space pocket holes approximately 6"-8" apart. Attach the long aprons to the turned legs with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws and wood glue. The aprons should be 3/4" inset from the outside of the legs. The upward-facing pocket holes in long aprons will be to attach the table top in later steps.

  • Assemble the Carcass

    Drill 3/4" pocket holes into the 1x3 boards as shown. Notice that the two middle 1x3 boards have pocket holes drilled facing both up and down. The downward-facing pocket holes will be to attach the secret cubby shelf in the next step. Use 1-1/4" pocket hole screws and wood glue.

  • Attach the Secret Shelves

    Drill 3/4" pocket holes into the 3/4" plywood shelves as shown and attach it to the long aprons with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws and wood glue. Attach the 1x3 boards to the shelf with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws as well.

    *Tip: use a scrap 1x3 piece to keep the shelf level while you're attaching it.

  • Attach the Top

    Center the top over the base and attach it by screwing 1-1/4" pocket hole screws from the aprons to the table top. Allow for a 1" overhang on all four corners. Measure your bucket and use a jigsaw to cut the hole accordingly so that you can drop the bucket in place to store art supplies.

  • Add Trim

    Measure and miter cut the ends of the 1x2 trim at 45º angle. Use wood glue and 1-1/4" brad nails to attach it to the perimeter of the table top.

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